Early Childhood Development Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Early Childhood Development




Total 144 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Early Childhood Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Anne Arundel Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Annapolis, Arnold, Baltimore, Edgewater, Gambrills, Hanover, Laurel, Severn, United States
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The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Early Childhood Development fulfills the state educational requirements for employment as a director, teacher (senior staff), school-age staff member and/or director. The program emphasizes the study of child development, early childhood curriculum/strategies and administrative responsibilities, as well as requires a field-based experience in the early childhood learning environment. Individuals must meet additional state requirements regarding age and experience for employment.

Range of Occupations
•Director/teacher of before- and after-school program
•Director of child care center
•Teacher in child care center

FdA Early Childhood Development and Learning in Practice

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Doncaster College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Doncaster, United Kingdom
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This Foundation Degree is based around your employment within the Early Years Sector and is specifically for practitioners who are working within the sector in either a paid role or in a voluntary capacity. The course provides the opportunity to develop your existing skills and knowledge with a particular emphasis on being a reflective practitioner. Much of your work is based on your role within the sector and attendance at college is therefore only one day per week. Study will include face-to face classes along with more flexible forms of study such as on-line learning and discussion forums.

The course covers a wide range of topics which are relevant to working in the sector and will provide you with opportunities to reflect on and develop your practice. This course acknowledges previous study and experience and builds on this helping you to further develop existing skills and knowledge along with the ability to be a reflective practitioner. It will help you to develop further confidence in your work role. The modules you will cover include:

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Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention (Master Degree)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Pace University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States
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As our nation begins to realize the importance of early childhood education to healthy development and academic achievement in later years, so grows the need for well-qualified educational professionals to nurture the intellectual and social development of young children.

Pace’s MST in Early Childhood Development, Learning, and Intervention will help you be an effective teacher to guide young children as they begin a lifelong exploration of the world around them. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the physical, cognitive, and language development of young children, and proficiency in the necessary skills of assessment and teaching methods for children from birth through age 8. Pace’s in-depth program and intensive field experiences will prepare you for success as a dually certified early childhood and special education teacher (birth through grade 2) in a variety of roles and community settings to impact the lives of young children and their families.

The school’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for success. Last year, 98 percent of Pace graduat... [Read More]

Child Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Los Angeles, United States
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The Child Development courses required for the Associate in Arts degree provide training in infant and toddler care, working with school age children, supervising and administrating childcare programs, and working with special needs children.

The need for qualified personnel to work with young children has risen over 100 % over the last 10 years. Early childhood centers are requiring teaching staff to have AA and BA degrees in Child Development. Los Angles Universal Preschool is creating 5000 preschool spaces and so this requires highly qualified teaching staff with the college training in child development. [LAUP Feb 2006].

Students who complete this degree program will be proficient in methodology of working with young children through the extensive overview of theories and application of child development, development of curriculum and lesson planning techniques, ways to observe and record child behavior, and classroom management techniques.

Child Development (Master Degree)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Erikson Institute
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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This program will provide you a deep, interdisciplinary understanding of early childhood development. It is excellent preparation for professional or leadership roles in the full range of disciplines and systems that serve young children and their families.

Our graduates have had notable success in a whole range of fields ?from child care and education to social service and mental health, from policy-making and analysis to health care and even the arts. These are the fundamentals that everyone needs to be effective working with or for children and families.

To give you the most comprehensive understanding of child development of any program in the country, our core courses include relevant aspects of every discipline, including developmental psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, psychiatry, education, sociology, health, and social work.

Child Development - Pre-School Education

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Harry S Truman College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

This degree provides child development theory and practice for students who intend to go straight to work as a teacher or teacher assistant in a public or private pre-school program, child-care center or nursery school.

Early Childhood Development

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Texas Southern University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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Early Child Development introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment.

In each module, critical social and cultural factors are related to young children&,#146,s development, factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Popular theoretical views of learning are included, as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child&,#146,s learning process.

Other areas covered include developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures, the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development. Throughout the course, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life.

Child Development Administration (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Child Development Administration certificate is designed for students who have appropriate experience and whose goals include the administration of programs for young children whether in a day care or institutional setting. The certificate focuses upon the interpersonal skills needed to supervise childcare staff, manage business practices, maintain the minimum standards in a child care setting, and recognize the importance of parent, staff, and community interactions. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.

Child Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Child Development curricula are designed to provide academic background and practical work experience necessary for successful care and guidance of young children. Students completing this program will be qualified to serve as the following: day care teachers or assistants, foster parents, paraprofessionals, or, with appropriate work experience, childcare center directors. Some courses apply to K-6 teacher certification. (See General Information, Academic Degrees and Certificates for field of study information.) The AAS degree requires completion of 62 semester hours. All of the courses in the Child Development Administration, Early Childhood, and In-Home Specialist/Nanny Certificate programs may apply to this AAS degree. The Child Development AAS degree is approved for Tech Prep.

Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Ottawa University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brookfield, Chandler, Jeffersonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Milwaukee, Ottawa, Phoenix, United States
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Overview of social and emotional development in the young child birth to age eight. Course provides research-based indicators for guiding young children in early care and a variety of education environments as it relates to child guidance and management of social and emotional behaviors. Course provides content knowledge of the exceptional learner birth to age eight who differs from the norm with emphasis on
observation, characteristics, strategies, identification, as well as process and programs to assist young children with challenging behavior. Course includes observations, screening and assessment of children birth to age 8 who may have behavioral challenges compared to same aged peers.

Child Development and Learning

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Ottawa University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brookfield, Chandler, Jeffersonville, Kansas City, Louisville, Milwaukee, Ottawa, Phoenix, United States
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Examination of age-appropriate physical, cognitive, adaptive, language, social/emotional and motor development of children prenatal to age eight years. Course explores both typical and atypical development and includes the importance of sensory and temperament awareness. Overview of public health, safety, and nutritional needs and physical well-being of young children birth to 8 years old is explored. Consideration of public health issues and safety procedures within early childhood settings is also examined.

Early Childhood Development: Montessori (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: South Mountain Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Early Childhood Development: Montessori program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in working in the field of Montessori Education in preschools or for teachers who would like to use the concrete Montessori materials for remedial work in other educational settings. Public school teachers, aides, and preschool teachers are welcome to enroll for state recertification hours with the permission of the Montessori Director when space is available. The certificate emphasizes working with multicultural children. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped to work with children and families in both school and home environments.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Preparation (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Paradise Valley Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child Development Associate Preparation is designed to provide documented training in preparation for application to become a Child Development Associate (CDA). This program is intended for individuals interested in early childhood education who intend to pursue the national credential of CDA from the Council for Professional Recognition. Students completing the described CCL coursework must apply independently to the Council for final evaluation and validation.

Infant and Toddler Development (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Rio Salado College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Infant and Toddler Development prepares individuals with foundational knowledge on the development of the young child. Included topics are child health, physical milestones, and cognitive development. Also covered are adult/child relationship building, and communication and language acquisition.

Child and Family Professional Development (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Rio Salado College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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The Academic Certificate (AC) in Child and Family Professional Development program is designed for practitioners in the early childhood, school-age or home visitor field seeking coursework and portfolio/resource file assistance to meet a wide variety of national credentialing requirements(such as the Council for Professional Recognition CDA or the National Child Care Association CCP). Individuals completing this certificate will have fulfilled only the required training clock hours and resource file/portfolio prior to application to external credentialing organizations. Final credentialing assessment and award of the external credential is awarded by the external credentialing organization.

Child & Family Organizations Management & Administration (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Rio Salado College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Child and Family Organizations Management and Administration is designed to prepare individuals to enter the family life education, human development, early childhood settings, or child and family organizations field at the paraprofessional level. Students at a paraprofessional level may seek employment opportunities within management and administration of programs such as early childhood settings, adoptions and foster care, adult day care centers, crisis intervention programs, group and halfway houses, hospice care, senior citizen centers, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), facilities for the disabled and developmentally challenged individuals, community mental health clinics, psychiatric facilities, shelters and other child and family, community-based organizations.

Infant and Child Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Texas Wesleyan University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States

An overview of the study of infant and child development involving an examination of the transition from infancy to childhood. Cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes as well as relationships within the family and with peers will be the focus of this course.

Child Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Point Loma Nazarene University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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Child development explores the ways children grow and form relationships. Physical, social, and intellectual growth is charted through various methods designed by psychologists, based particularly on observation and analysis. For those who want to work with children or on their behalf, child development can provide the perfect foundation.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at PLNU offers a major in child development. The program includes courses in nutrition, health, psychology, parenting, family and community relationships, and other relevant areas. If you choose to major in child development, you will have the added benefit of working for our on-campus laboratory preschool.

Child Development (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: San Diego Miramar College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): San Diego, United States
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Child Development offers programs for career and transfer students. Certificates of Performance, Certificates of Achievement and Associate Degree programs are available to students interested in a range of child development pportunities and in meeting the requirements for the State of California Child Development Permits and the California State Department of Social Services, Title 22, Community Care Licensing.

Program Goals and/or Outcomes

The Child Development program offers course work, training and supervised practicum experiences to meet state licensing requirements for working in centers, schools, child care homes and service related agencies. The skills and knowledge gained in beginning courses provide the framework and foundation for more specialized courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the students will able to:
•Apply Human Development and growth theories to Early Childhood settings
•Communicate effectively with children, families, staff and the community
•Plan and implement de... [Read More]

Child Development

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Cosumnes River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception to adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturation processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theory and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences and analyze characteristics of development at various stages.

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